अजातशत्रु का किला, बेगूसराय (Ajatshatru Fort) – Begusarai

Ajatshatru Fort, Begusarai

Ajatshatru fort is a major tourist attraction in suburb Begusarai. It was built in the 6th century by the king of Magadha, Ajatshatru. The son of King Bimbisar and Queen Chelna, he was known as the most feared and powerful king to ever rule over Magadha.

Traditions in Jain and Buddhist differ a little in small details, but he was a follower of both traditions. He ruled over majority of Northern India and he was the one who built Pataliputra, now known as Patna, the capital of the state. He has eight wives, according to Jain legends. He is known to die in 461 BC. The fort is an important defending fortress and is now mostly in ruins. It is of high historical importance.

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नौलखा मंदिर, बेगूसराय (Naulakha Temple) – Begusarai

The Naulakha Temple is located in the Begusarai area of Bishanpur. It was erected in 1953 by the saint Mahavir Das.

This old-aged Temple is decorated with outstanding works of art and carving on its walls. The word "Naulakha" means "Nine Lakhs" in English. This is the excessive cost of construction of the Temple. 

It is believed that in the Temple, Mahant Deer Das had worked in the seventeenth century. In the year 1952, Mahath Mahavir Das tried to undertake ventures to restore and improve the Temple. Divinity is decorated with shiny gems and head gears, and equipped with fine clothes.

Many devotees comes in search of approval and appeal to God for their fate and long life here.

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जयमंगला गढ़, बेगूसराय (Jaimangala Garh) – Begusarai

Jaimangalagarh (जयमंगला गढ़) is a major tourist destination and bird sanctuary of Bihar. It is surrounded by Kabar Lake , where every year lakhs of birds come from all over the country and abroad. There is a famous temple of Mata Jayamangala here. Also known as Monkey Island as there are many monkeys found on this island.

History

It is believed that this was the stronghold of King Jaimangal. At present, research on its historicity is going on. The site, is clearly quite ancient since even without proper excavations, it has yielded artefacts dating back to the 5th century B.C. 

Tourist Places

The temple of Jayamangala Mata "Salt Satyagraha Path" is located about one kilometer away from the main road. Situated about 22 kms from Begusarai atop a mound on the edge of the Kabar lake, considered as one of the largest freshwater oxbow lakes in Asia, the ancient temple, with present structure dating b…

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काबर झील/कंवर झील पक्षी अभ्यारण्य, बेगुसराय (Kabar Lake / Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary) – Begusarai

Kabar Lake or Kabar Taal or Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary at Begusarai is a " dream spot".  It is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake. It is approximately three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary. The lake is home to 106 species of resident birds and around 60 migratory birds coming all the way from Central Asia during winter months.

Ornithologist Salim Ali, mentioned about 60 migratory birds that come all the way from Central Asia in winter and recorded around 106 species of resident birds.

Location : 20 kms from Begusarai townBest Time to Visit : October and JuneSpeciality : Resident Birds and Migratory BirdsArea: 6311.63 HectareEstablished: Tuesday 20th June 1989Nearest Bus stop :Jaimanglagadh

Kabar Taal, a 6311.63-hectare Lake is ecologically one of the most important wetlands in the state and is considered one of South Asia's largest freshwater lakes. The lake hosts 106 species of resident birds and is a nesting ground for 57 species of migratory …

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बेगूसराय (Begusarai)

Begusarai city is a municipal corporation and a grain market in Begusarai district in the state of Bihar, India. Begusarai district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar and Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of this district.

The district lies on the northern bank of the Ganga River. It is located at latitudes 25.15N & 25.45N and longitudes 85.45E & 86.36E. Begusarai is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh and eminent historian Professor Ram Saran Sharma. Begusarai had traditionally been a communist stronghold and was earlier also referred to as the Leningrad of Bihar

HISTORY

The name of the district apparently comes from "Begum" (queen) and "Sarai" (inn). The Begum of Bhagalpur used to visit "Simaria Ghat" (holy place on the banks of the Ganges) for a month of pilgrimage, which later took to the slang of Begusarai.

Begusarai was established in 1870 as a subdivision of Munger District. In 1972,…

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